While Commonwealth, Vanguard, and Downtown Cocktail Room are more sophisticated drinking establishments, Griffin and this spot are casual watering holes, which is perfect considering its proximity to the Fremont Street Experience. Rest assured, there are fine cocktails on the menu at Park, along with a decent bar food menu (Sunday brunch, complete with stacked Bloody Marys is a busy time), but Park is a much more relaxed, come-as-you-are spot to throw back some brewskies. The front patio offers great people watching on Fremont Street, while behind the bar is another, walled-in backyard that you’d kill to find at your own neighborhood bar, complete with a fireplace, murals, and artwork from local artisans. And tucked behind that is another secret alcove with a seesaw. It is called a “park,” after all. Open Monday through Friday from 11am to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 11pm.
- Grace Bascos